First of all welcome to Christian Chat. I think it is wonderful that you have a passion for God’s word and desire to share it with others. Whether it is Paul’s opinion or mandated by God, I understand why Paul wrote what he did. As a father of a two daughters, one older and one younger than yourself, a husband for 22 years, as well a brother to sisters and raised by my single mother, I can tell you that female thought patterns are not congruent with male thought patterns. It has nothing to do with intelligence. Fundamentally women do not think like men. Women do not teach like men. Women do not react to problems like men. Socially, parentally and occupationally men and women are just different. Take a look at society for a minute. Most stand up comedians, singers and politicians are men. My post would be exceptionally long and boring if I went into how mirror neurons are responsible for this. God made us different. He created women to nurture and men to lead. That doesn’t mean you can’t find empathetic men and authoritative women. However since people need some doctrine to follow to prevent chaos, this one was implemented. There were many priestesses (non-Christian) in the time of Paul. They successfully led...men astray. Men will do stupid things for women. Look at Adam, and Samson, and David and Solomon. Women who know how to manipulate (most of them) could successfully apostasize a church. I’m sure you would be a fantastic youth leader and woman’s Bible study leader. As far as leading men, I think the words are clear.
So you think God doesn't want to equip women to preach because they think differently than men? God can't save them as much? Can't fix what you perceive as natural shortcomings? God delights in using those who naturally do not qualify. God does not need the natural strengths of men to get the job done. This kind of rationale you have presented makes it clear that God or Paul never intended that and any suggestion that women cannot preach because they are less capable of receiving or operating in the empowerment of the Holy Spirit is error. Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit says the Lord. That was in the context of rebuilding the temple. God would rather use a Holy Spirit empowered woman than a man who thinks his male qualities equip him.